Dog & Kids/Babies

Family Paws Parent Education NetworkFamily Paws Parent Education Network

We are very proud to be a part of the Family Paws Parent Education Network. We are Licensed Presenters and Educators providing local classes for parents who are expecting or who have little ones at home.

Through our two International programs, Dogs & Storks® and Dogs & Toddlers™, we support new parents with dogs to nurture safe, happy relationships among all family members, human and canine.

To register for classes, please go to the list at the bottom and click on the class and location you are interested in. It will take you straight to the registration page.

Dogs & StorksDogs & Storks

Dogs & Storks® This program is perfect for expecting families with dogs as they prepare for life with baby. We offer positive, practical, and fun solutions that will help you include your dog once baby arrives. We want to help ease families into the transition from pet parents to baby parents with pets.

Dogs & BabiesWhat We Offer:

  • Tips to begin preparing with your family dog for life with baby
  • Must-know information for expecting parents with dogs
  • Practical solutions, you can have fun while your dog learns!
  • Education on dog body language that will enhance your bond and success
  • Thorough preparation, because proactive preparation is the best plan
  • Ongoing support through your baby’s first years

 The Dogs & Storks® program was created by Jennifer Shryock B.A. CDBC

Unfortunately, pets must remain safely at home and class seats are limited. This program is offered as a workshop or can be adapted for an in-home private session.

Dogs & ToddlersDogs & Toddlers

Dogs & Toddlers™ is the ideal program for families with dogs and babies who are soon to be crawling or walking or those with toddlers. Often the first 3 months have gone smoothly and many families are caught off guard when their dog begins to show discomfort with the new developmental changes of their mobile baby. This program offers insight and proactive options for some of the common challenges families with dogs experience as baby becomes mobile.

What We Offer:

  • Answers to your questions about dog and toddler dynamics
  • Must-know information for parents who have babies soon to be crawling or walking
  • Advice about common trouble spots between toddlers and dogs in a home
  • Practical solutions, from activities to include your dog to daily routines and management
  • Insight into how your changing family dynamics may affect your dog

Dogs & Toddlers™program was created by Jennifer Shryock B.A. CDBC

Unfortunately, pets must remain safely at home and class seats are limited. This program is offered as a workshop or can be adapted for an in-home private session.

Family Dog Training (geared toward ages 5-12)

I'll share my Good Dog in a Box with the kids

Baby Ready Pets (in partnership with the SPCA Serving Erie County)

Unfortunately the SPCA Serving Erie County did not have funding in their 2016 budget for the Baby Ready Pets Program, however, we are continuing to provide this important information through our Dogs & Storks programs. Please see above for information.

Please remember, NEVER, EVER leave an infant or child alone with any pet!